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Bavaria to trial hydrogen-powered train developed by Siemens

Bavaria to trial hydrogen-powered train developed by Siemens

Bavaria, Germany has said it will begin trialling a hydrogen-powered train on the Augsburg – Füssen route in mid-2023 to help decarbonise its transportation sector.

Developed by Siemens Mobility, the two-car train is designed to operate on non-electrified rail lines and has a range of up to 800 kilometres.

Siemens has said it will present the train in the spring of 2022. If the 2023 trials provide a success, the train will officially enter passenger service in January 2024.

The move to hydrogen-powered locomotives in the German state has been supported by the Bavarian State Ministers for Economic Affairs and for Transport.

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